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i' allen martin. >> i'm sydnie kohara. >> san francisco police say it's great news for the city. violent crime is down even though the police ranks were thinner last year. simon perez is in san francisco, where the police chief just released the new numbers. simon. >> reporter: sydnie, the police chief says 2010 was a pretty goodyear in san francisco despite the fact that the number of homicides was up compared to the year before. how can he say that? looking at the big picture, things haven't been this safe in san francisco in decades. san francisco police chief george gascon highlighted what he calls a successful crime fighter year particularly pleasing for the chief the number of homicides with have dropped from 98 in 2008 to 45 in 2009 to 50 last year. despite last year's rise the numbers are low. >> while we did have 5 more
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homicides than we did last year, it still -- the numbers are historically low. >> reporter: there is more. violence and property crimes dropped from 2009 to 2010 by 8%. and when you go back to 2008, they have gone down by 12%. >> we have some significant reductions in crime in 2009, being able to come back and do the same thing in 2010 and doing so with significantly less resources than we had in 2008. the reality is that our department is 200 people less today than it was a year and a half ago. >> reporter: admittedly, the police chief held this press conference and told the numbers because he wanted to highlight good things that are going on within the department. one other one that mentioned was on a per capita basis, san francisco has a lower rate than new york, chicago and boston. so he was really highlighting some of the good stats for san francisco and his department >> simon, thank you. shocking events caught on
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camera. a man in a wheelchair shot by san francisco police yesterday after allegedly stabbing an officer. police say the man was slashing tires and resisting arrest before the video was shot. officers first tried to control him with tear gas and a beanbag fired from a shotgun but neither worked. the suspect and officer were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. there is a new front-runner for interim mayor of san francisco. city administrator ed lee is the only person with the support of the majority of board of supervisors. but lee says he doesn't want the job because under law, he won't be able to get his current job back. legislation has now been written to change that. the interim mayor will serve the one year left in gavin newsom's term. a narrow escape for neighbors in san rafael. they woke one their home in flames. anne makovec shows us where it
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start. >> just sounded like pop, pop, pop, pop. and it was really scary. >> reporter: a rude awakening for neighbors all along maywood way in san rafael after a fire broke out in this house around 3 a.m. and spread to the neighbors'. >> the flames must have been 10 feet in the area. >> reporter: the fire started in the garage and there is not much left of it. the house had been under construction. no one was living inside. >> i would say at least half of the house is destroyed. >> reporter: neighbors saw it all. >> it was very scary. >> it looked like the house was on fire right next to us and i thought we were going to go up next. >> reporter: but two people were living inside this home where the fire quickly spread. they made it out after hearing crackling outside. their neighbors had already called 911. >> get out of the hours. i didn't know if ours would go up. >> reporter: i spoke with the
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people who escaped from this home. they say they are still planning on rebuilding. in san rafael, anne makovec, cbs 5. a deadly attack boy a san leandro police dog is under investigation. adam lovell was walking his dog chloe the day after christmas. they were on a trail behind his home in brentwood when he says chloe was attacked by an off- duty police dog. lovell says the german shepherd k-9 bit his dog at least five times. >> that dog weighed at least three times weight of her and that's no match. even if my dog tried to defend itself, which it did not, no match for my 40-pound dog. >> chloe didn't survive emergency surgery. lovell wants the police dog taken off duty so no one else gets hurt. $380,000 is how much money has been donated to san bruno in the wake of the deadly
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pipeline explosion there. tonight city leaders are going to start figuring out how to use that money. and, of course, victims of the blast will get a chance to weigh in. it's going to be a meeting at the senior center on crystal springs road and city leaders say they want to find out where the donation are needed the most. checking some other headlines around the bay area, three years after the cosco busan oil spill, fishermen will get part of the legal settlement. the companies who own the ship are shelling out over $3.6 million. that ship ran into the bay bridge tower back in 2007 spilling 53,000 gallons of fuel oil. >> not every day a ticket kiosk stirs a buzz but some are saying muni's new $829,000 facility in san francisco is over the top for an agency facing a $21 million deficit. muni says the money was earmarked for that specific project and could not be spent any other way.
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and a public ceremony will be held today to celebrate the america's cup. san francisco was chosen to host that sailing event in 2013. mayor newsom, oracle racing owner larry ellison and the america's cup authority will be present for that. the celebration will be at 3 p.m. at san francisco city hall. coming up, a new congress. the new era on capitol hill, what is at the top of the republicans' agenda. >> okay, what would you do with $355 million? don't you wish you had t choice? what we're learning about the winners and the connection to a popular tv show. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. i know what i'd be doing, sleeping! we would see the sun showing up around the bay area and it's going to be great day but more fog is on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,, 3q
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positive numbers from wall street and if you are looking for a job, here's an encouraging sign. new numbers show that private companies added almost 300,000 jobs last month, three times the number that economists were predicting. most of those jobs were in the service sector. analysts are taking this as another sign, the economy is getting stronger. dozens of republicans started new jobs today in the house of representatives. as expected, john boehner was officially elected speaker of the house and the 87 new gop members promised to get right down to business. joel brown reports on the republican agenda. >> the house will come to order. >> reporter: the 112th congress opened today with dozens of new members and a brand-new agenda. republicans are in control of the house and plan new changes.
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incoming speaker john boehner attended a bipartisan prayer service with democrats this morning. but later today, he will launch a legislative battle against president obama. in his first speech as speaker boehner will tell lawmakers, the people voted to end business as usual. and today, we begin carrying out their instructions. boehner wants to cut spending and roll back business regulations. >> boehner and his house republicans want to erase every trace of barack obama having been president and all of obama's policies. >> reporter: that includes healthcare reform. republicans want to repeal it. but democrats can still stop them. >> the fact of the matter is we're not going to repeal healthcare. >> reporter: any new legislation passed by republicans in the house will then go to the senate where the gop is now stronger. >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: the vice president opened the new senate and will swear in new members. democrats are still in control, but in the last election, they
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lost 7 seats to republicans. that will make it harder for the white house to pass laws. president obama says he believes he can find common ground with republicans in the new congress, especially when it comes to the economy. but 2011 is shaping up to be a year full of of political battles. joel brown cbs news, washington. instead of being on capitol hill, senator dianne feinstein is in san francisco today for knee surgery. the 77-year-old is having her knee replaced. feinstein plans to work from home while she is recovering for three weeks. shake-up at the white house as press secretary robert gibbs is resigning. he is going to step down early next month to become an outside political advisor to the president. gibbs will help with obama's re- election campaign and give speeches in the private sector but no word yet on a replacement. but the white house says an announcement should come within the next two weeks. coming up, preparing for a royal wedding. who will be front and center when william and kate get married.
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when you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies you're listening to magic 98.9. >> the homeless man with a golden voice. how his gift turned his life around. >> many parts of the bay area in the deep freeze this morning. now we are looking at lots of sunshine and we're warming up. we'll talk about that coming up next. if you have a consumer problem or question, our hotline, 1-888-5-helps-u, our volunteers are there right now. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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remarkably the tickets were sold just 125 miles get this. the mega millions lotto has not one but two winners. >> not us. >> remarkably, tickets sold in towns just 125 miles apart. one ticket bought at a safeway in washington. the other purchased right across the state line in idaho. due to a feverish sales before the drawing last night, the winners are going to split $380 million. that's $25 million more than the initial estimate. the winners, though, have not stepped forward yet. >> not bad to have a few more million there. here are the winning numbers. 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, and the mega number is 42. now, it's an eerie coincidence force fans of the tv series "lost" because the character hurley on the show actually won the lottery with nearly all
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those same numbers except for a series of unlucky events. >> it's a good thing you didn't win, lawrence. there is a silver lining in the cloud. >> now that you look at it that way, i'm feeling so much better. >> are you? good. >> we have blue skies and sunshine out there today. things looking nice. we started out very cold. some places below freezing this morning. but boy, looking at this afternoon, it will be gorgeous. cool in spots out toward ocean beach. still looking good there. you have some nice sunshine and more on the way. high pressure digging into the bay area bringing with it the nice break from the stormy weather. got 47 degrees right now in santa rosa, 50 degrees in napa, 5 is still cool in livermore valley and 50 degrees in concord. but as we head to the latter part of the afternoon these temperatures warming up very nicely. you're talking about low to upper 50s around parts of the bay area. mostly sunny skies, just a few clouds, kind of cruising on by. otherwise looking good. tonight, it's going to get chilly again. and we are going to have to watch out for some of that patchy, dense fog especially after midnight tonight and
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into early tomorrow morning. and we are going to be in the deep freeze some of the interior valleys again, some of those places down to freezing. so likely patchy frost around the bay area tomorrow morning. high pressure building in across the area right now, you get that sense of it with all these clouds rotating over the top of this ridge. so we are left with just a couple of high clouds moving through and lots of sunshine in between. so seasonal weather now as we are finally catching that nice break in all the stormy weather. the jet stream moving well to the north sending some rain up into washington and oregon, while we stay high and dry for at least the next few days and probably into the weekend. you know what? if you got to sneak out and get to the sierra nevada, enjoy all that fresh powder up there the next few days are a couple of great days to do it if you want to get out there and enjoy. lots of sunshine. just watch out for that fog as you make your way through the centra valley. temperatures in the 50s across the south bay. east bay 51, brentwood. cooler there. they started out with patchy fog so that will keep the
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temperatures in the upper 50s inside the bay in many spots. north bay a mixed bag. warm 57-degree temperatures or semi warm anyway in santa rosa. as you get towards san rafael, 52. 53 in novato. overnight lows cold. plan on freezing at santa rosa. could get to freezing again in fairfield. 34 in livermore. then you get inside the bay and you get the benefit of the water. looking out over the next few days we are looking good as you will see high pressure building n next couple of days temperatures warming up maybe some 60s by tomorrow afternoon cooling off for the weekend just maybe some rain as we look toward monday of next week. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. compelling testimony today in the michael jackson hearing. jackson's family arriving at court today where they heard from the singer's bodyguard. alberto alvarez was the first security guard to reach
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jackson's bedroom when he died. that's where prosecutors say dr. conrad murray gave the singer a fatal dose of the drug propofol. today, alvarez testified that murray ordered him to place several vials into a brown plastic bag. he says all of these recent occurred before he was told to dial 911. a judge will eventually decide if murray should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. they have already set the date and they have picked the place. this afternoon we are learning new details about the upcoming royal wedding. elizabeth pomeron how they are breaking with tradition. >> reporter: prince william and kate middleton will be married in westminster abbey by the archbishop of canterbury on april 29 at 11 a.m. london time. that means americans who want to watch the extravaganza live will have to be up at or even before dawn. the couple will travel separately to the ceremony, which will turn commoner kate into a princess. >> the most terrifying moment of all will be when she has to
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walk down the aisle but she will be on her dad's arm and then prince william hopefully will be waiting for her at the altar. >> reporter: britain is struggling with its deepest recession in decades. so to keep public costs to a minimum, the royal family and kate middleton's own family have announced that jointly they are going to pay for the service, the reception and the honeymoon. back in 1981, for the fairy tale wedding of prince charlie and lady diana, the bride rode two miles to the cathedral in what's known as the glass carriage with huge windows so the thousands of people who lined the route could get a good look at her. but mindful of both cost and security, kate middleton will arrive at her wedding in a car. afterwards, though the royal couple will return to buckingham palace together in a carriage for an intimate lunch hosted by the queen. a little later in the evening, prince charles will throw a dinner dance for the newlyweds
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which will probably go on late into the night. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. coming up, a chance encounter that changed a homeless man's life forever. >> don't forget tomorrow morning is your chance to win a pair of tickets to see this band live in concert. >> how his golden voice may land him a dream job and get him off the streets. ,, they think the best way to clean it is by brushing it with toothpaste.
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be mineola tangelos. this is one of my favorites of all tangerines. these are fantastic. it's kind of like an orange, tangerine, different variety of the citrus all rolled into one. they are more popular although they have been around for a long time. when you select them, make sure it's nice and orange just like this all the way. that is so important. now, these have a knob. the knob on top. the smaller the knob, the less skin and more juice can have on the inside. when they have these really big knobs that's all skin so stay away from that. they have seeds but not a lot. look at the color inside. this one here is seedless. look how nice that is. it's got a wonderful color and
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like all citrus, it is loaded with nutritional value. it's got folic acid, of course, vitamin c and potassium. one more thing, when you buy them, make sure they are heavy for their size. when you bring them home, always store them on the counter, never in the refrigerator. so there you go. they are in the market. oh, they are so good. smell that. and i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. >> coming up, tonight at 5:00 you have a gift card for christmas? we are going to investigate the greg complaints that certain gift cards bought at supermarkets aren't working with growing complaints and what has some stores keeping baby formula behind the counter. that and more at 5:00. a homeless panhandler finds himself an internet sensation and there may be a fairy tale ending to his story. >> when you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies, your alistening to magic 98.9. >> can you believe that voice? ted williams is a former radio announcer who fell into drug and alcohol abuse.
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a columbus, ohio newspaper found him panhandling. this video posted online has become an internet sensation. and now williams says getting his life together and is looking at job offers from the cleveland cavaliers and even nfl films among many others. >> he says his mom is like 92, hasn't seen her in years of course and hopes to reunite. >> good for him. >> what a voice. >> great. that's it for the cbs 5 news at noon. we'll see you back here at 5:00. have a great afternoon. ,,
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never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me. we had an outpouring of-- of support. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. the 60 miles-- it makes a statement. i know i'm stronger than i was before, both mentally and physically. i walk with my sister. our relationship has gone to a whole new level because of training together.
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